COVID-19 vaccination in Turkey

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COVID-19 vaccination in Turkey
Date14 January 2021 (2021-01-14) – present
CauseCOVID-19 pandemic
TargetFull immunisation of people in Turkey against COVID-19
Participants53.024.115 people completely vaccinated (22 May 2022)[1]

The COVID-19 vaccination campaign in Turkey began on 14 January 2021.[2] As of 2 April 2022, 57.784.362 people have received their first dose, and 52.982.877 people have been fully vaccinated.[1] Also, 27.648.857 people received their third dose.[1]

The population of Turkey is approximately 83 million, meaning 63% of the population is fully vaccinated. In order to enter turkey you will need to have received 2 vaccinations and 1 booster jab. [3]

Effect of Vaccine

In January 2021, new COVID-19 cases in Turkey were at 12,203. Then, in April 2021, they rose to 40,806. However, due to the vaccine rollout, cases dropped to 5,288 in July 2021.[4]

Public Perception of Vaccine

Through a study done on the population of Turkey's perception of the COVID-19 vaccine, it was shown that only 62.7% of participants had a positive perception of the vaccine. Specifically, people with previous experience with COVID-19, people with bachelors degrees or higher, and people with experience with influenza vaccines were more likely to have a positive perception of the COVID-19 vaccine. However, older people were more likely to have a negative perception of the vaccine.[5]

Vaccines on order

Vaccination center in Samsun

There are several COVID-19 vaccines at various stages of development around the world. Turkey currently uses 4 different vaccines.[6][7]

Vaccine Approval Deployment
Pfizer–BioNTech Green check.svg Green check.svg
Sinovac Green check.svg Green check.svg
Sputnik V Green check.svg Green check.svg
TurkoVac Green check.svg Green check.svg

Vaccination statistics

  New vaccination per day   7-day moving average

  First dose   Second dose

  First dose   Second dose



  1. ^ a b c "COVID-19 Aşisi Bilgilendirme Platformu" [COVID-19 Vaccine Information Platform]. Turkish Ministry of Health.
  2. ^ "Turkey begins mass COVID-19 vaccination with Sinovac's jabs". Xinhua News Agency. 14 January 2021. Retrieved 1 July 2021.
  3. ^ Ağbulut, Ümit (2022-01-01). "Forecasting of transportation-related energy demand and CO2 emissions in Turkey with different machine learning algorithms". Sustainable Production and Consumption. 29: 141–157. doi:10.1016/j.spc.2021.10.001. ISSN 2352-5509. S2CID 241144380.
  4. ^ Atik, I. (2022). Performance comparison of regression learning methods: COVID-19 case prediction for turkey. International Journal of Mechanical Engineering, 7(1).
  5. ^ Sonmezer, M. C., Sahin, T. K., Erul, E., Ceylan, F. S., Harmurcu, M. Y., Morova, N., Al, I. R., & Unal, S. (2022, February 11). Knowledge, attitudes, and perception towards COVID-19 vaccination among the adult population: A cross-sectional study in Turkey. MDPI Open Access Journals.
  6. ^ Tasdemir, Firat (2 April 2021). "1st doses of Pfizer-BioNTech jab administered in Turkey". Anadolu Agency.
  7. ^ Aydogan, Merve (30 April 2021). "Turkey OKs emergency use of Sputnik-V vaccine". Anadolu Agency.

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